Join us for the next Providence CIO Roundtable on September 13th!
Topic: The Internet of Things + Privacy: Identifying and Managing Risks
Presenter: Linn F. Freedman, Chair, Data Privacy + Cybersecurity Team at Robinson & Cole, LLP
Everything is connected to the Internet. Consumers are downloading apps and installing smart devices and products in their homes including toys, TVs, stoves, refrigerators and even fish tanks.
As the Internet of Things (IoT) explodes, and employees and consumers are connecting personal and professional devices and “things”, and as companies gather more and more information about consumers, including geolocation, video, audio, online activities and detailed preferences, what are the risks presented by the IoT for consumers and businesses? What do consumers demand and how do we balance transparency, business use and a lack of education in managing the risks presented by the collection of data from consumers through IoT?
This discussion will outline the risks consumers and businesses face with IoT and the collection of data from consumers, what laws apply and how to evaluate the use of consumer data in the context of risk management for your organization.
3:30 Welcome, Greeting and Registration
4:00 – 4:15 Meeting Commencement & Introductions – Peter Moreau & Jim Moody, Co-Chairs
4:15 – 5:15 Presentation & Discussion – “The Internet of Things + Privacy: Identifying and Managing Risks” – Linn F. Freedman
5:15 – 5:30 Discussion / Q & A
5:30 – 5:45 SIM Business
6:00 – 8:00 Dinner at a local restaurant
Linn Freedman practices in data privacy and cybersecurity law, and complex litigation. She is a member of the firm’s Business Litigation Group and chairs its Data Privacy + Cybersecurity Team. Ms. Freedman focuses her practice on compliance with all state and federal data privacy and security laws and regulations, as well as emergency data breach response, mitigation and litigation. She also counsels clients on state and federal investigations and enforcement actions.
Ms. Freedman works with companies and organizations to adopt a risk management approach to precisely frame the purpose and means for the collection, maintenance, transfer and disposal of high-risk data throughout their organization. She advises them to identify high-risk data—both paper and electronic—and to implement measures to protect it and help them develop defensible, and reasonable, approaches to comply with constantly evolving regulatory requirements and the risk of a data breach.